Keynote Speakers

Yasuhiko Morimoto

Yasuhiko Morimoto

Professor at Tokyo Gakugei Univ.

As a professor at Tokyo Gakugei University, Yasuhiko Morimoto has conducted research in the areas of active learning, student reflection and their intersection with information and communications technology.


Talk

E-Portofolio and Moodle

Abstract

As a professor at Tokyo Gakugei University, Yasuhiko Morimoto has conducted research in the areas of active learning, student reflection and their intersection with information and communications technology. Professor Morimoto has presented and published extensively on the topic of e-portfolios in higher education, and his talk will focus on the role Moodle can play in documenting learning for reflection and assessment.

Martin DOUGIAMAS

Martin DOUGIAMAS (undetermined yet)

Moodle Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO of Moodle, Martin Dougiamas is best known as leading the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project. Martin has a mixed academic background in Computer Science and Education, and his major goal for the future is to improve the quality of education by encouraging social constructionist and collaborative practices within online learning communities.

Talk

What is the Future Moodle?: Moodle 3.6, MoodleNet and the Roadmap Ahead

Abstract

The newest Moodle is version 3.6 and it was just released in December. In many ways, this release has made dramatic changes to Moodle that deserve the "level up” ranking of a major release. In this presentation, Martin will demonstrate the new core changes of Moodle, the growing native HTML5 compatibility that will help educators and learners become more active. Second, he will outline the vision of the upcoming MoodleNet release, which ushers in collaborative teaching across institutions, across nations, and across world-wide educational networks. In addition, he will outline directions of change on the horizon that will continue Moodle’s leadership as the global open-source learning management system.